After learning that he'll be serving a little over five years in prison, Pooh Shiesty spoke publicly for one of the first times from behind bars. There's also a major update about what the Memphis rapper's life will be like once he's released.
Pooh was arrested in July 2021 after he was involved in an armed robbery in Miami, which ended with one 28-year-old man being shot. (He survived.) Pooh was facing a max sentence of life before pleading guilty to a single firearms conspiracy charge and receiving a 63-month sentence.
According to reports, Pooh and a few friends were going to buy kush and sneakers, though they took the items and fled without paying. They sped away in a green McLaren but dropped a bag holding $40k in cash. The wild incident even inspired the intro below for Pooh's new "MIA" visuals.
Well, Pooh just shared a message letting his fans know he's staying optimistic and promoting his latest project 'Shiesty Season: Certified' featuring Lil Durk, Lil Uzi, EST Gee and more.
"Aye, wassup it's 'Big Blrrrd' checking in," the 22-year-old says via phone. "My new album 'Certified' out now on all platforms. Tune in!" An automated voice then cuts him off, causing him and someone else to laugh.
When Pooh exits prison around 2027, he'll also have to complete three years of supervised release, meaning he won't be allowed to see his co-defendants. Plus, Pooh's parole officer will be allowed to check his property and he'll be enrolled in a drug and alcohol treatment program, per TMZ.
For now, fans are enjoying the new deluxe edition of Pooh's 'Shiesty Season' series, adding a handful of songs to the OG project, which arrived over a year ago in February 2021.
He told The Breakfast Club around then that the "Shiesty" part of his name stems from the fact there were people in Memphis who saw him as a "little villain" in his early career, while the "Pooh" refers to his nickname as well as his love for Winnie the Pooh.